News In Depth

KBOO response to COVID19
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Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 5:45pm to 6:00pm.

A deeper look behind the day's top stories

KBOO News In Depth is a daily in-depth interview or feature on a story of significant interest to our listening audience.  These pieces focus on local, national or international issues that reflect KBOO's values of peace, justice, democracy, human rights, multiculturalism, environmentalism, freedom of expression or social change.

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Stop the Sweeps PDX calls for sweep moratorium and increased resources for houseless community amid outbreak

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  One majorly vulnerable population in Portland – those living on the streets– have been left without a clear plan to weather this pandemic. The Stop the Sweeps Coalition in Portland has called for a moratorium on sweeps, as well as the placement of 150 handwashing station... Read more

The results of social distancing: increased reliance on online communication and risks to data privacy

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  As every level of government leverages its powers to slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, this includes some efforts that cause concerns among online privacy advocates and social justice advocates. For example, there are reports of increased surveillance and GPS t... Read more

An inside look at prison life during the threat of COVID-19

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  With 2.3 million people imprisoned in the United States, the impact of COVID-19 in the nations could be dire, as prisons are often overcrowded and unsanitary.  Experts say the U.S. is roughly 10 days behind Italy in the progression of the outbreak, and as such, it is ... Read more

Economist Dean Baker on the Republican attempt to create a corporate slush fund in response to COVID19

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2020 at 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  As federal lawmakers approach a deal on a COVID-19 relief package, a $500 billion slush fund that could benefit President Trump and his family. Dean Baker is co-founder and senior economist with the Center for Economic and Policy Research and just co-wrote the piece "Yes... Read more

Local COVID-19 measures don't go far enough, says Portland DSA

Airs at: Mon, 03/23/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  While local governments have taken some strong measures to attempt to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 closures, the Portland Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), say it's not enough. Portland DSA has called on Mayor Ted Wheeler and Governor Kate Brown to put an immed... Read more

Candidate transportation forum presents new ideas for the future of commuting, travel and shipping

Airs at: Tue, 03/17/2020 at 5:30pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  On March 10, Portland Mayor and Commissioner candidates met to discuss transportation problems and solutions in the city. KBOO's Claire Rischiotto brings us this recap. Read more

City Commission candidate Mingus Mapps advocates for commission change and a livable Portland for the next generation

Airs at: Thu, 03/12/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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  Portland City Commissioner candidate Mingus Mapps has a unique perspective on city government. He has worked as a political science professor at Brandies University, and more recently worked for the Portland Office of Community and Civic Life. Mapps faces off against inc... Read more

Cram Comedy Showcase at Portland's Rose City Book Pub

Airs at: Mon, 03/09/2020 at 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
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We’ve featured Portland’s Rose City Book Pub and owner Elise Schumock previously on KBOO’s News In Depth. Elise had the idea of combining books and beer in her shop, an idea that has proved very popular here in Portland since the Pub’s opening in November 2018. In addition... Read more

The law, humanity and the Colorado River: a conversation with "How Dams Fall" author Will Falk

Airs at: Thu, 03/05/2020 at 5:45pm
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  In February, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced her support for removing four hydroelectric dams on the Lower Snake River, understanding their negaitve impact on endangered salmon and their ability to spawn. In Colorado, similar calls to remove the Colorado River Dam h... Read more

Portland Youth Philharmonic continues historic run with diverse roster of composers

Airs at: Thu, 03/05/2020 at 5:15pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  The Portland Youth Philharmonic continues its historic 96th season, on Saturday, March 7th at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland.  To preview the concert, KBOO's Ken Jones spoke with the Philharmonic’s Musical Director, David Hattner about what attendees can e... Read more